It is one of the words more than authorized to comment on the world of Formula 1. Bernie ecclestone He walked away from the world of the highest category, but continues to speak and give his point of view on the environment. In the last hours, he made his opinion on the new modifications that the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
Before the category lands at the Bahrain circuit, the FIA will announce whether the new ‘sprint races’ will be implemented in some of the circuits of the 2021 calendar. This format would be carried out in the circuits of Imola, Canada and Interlagos, and will be carried out on Saturdays, changing the classification for Friday.
However, the former president of Formula 1, Bernie Ecclestone made it clear that he is not so in agreement with these modifications. In his words, the sprint races will not change the positions of the grid on Sunday, since the difference in performance between the different teams will be the same, at least this season.
«It is an old idea that was already being discussed in my time. The key here is to get it right. People would only see the main race if they were offered something other than the short race. Why should Sunday’s race be different from Saturday’s, if its result forms the starting grid of the main race? » Ecclestone asked the medium ‘Auto Motor und Sport’
The new format would be carried out as follows: the classification will be on Friday, and determines the grid for the short race on Saturday. In turn this determines the positions of the conventional test on Sunday. Saturday’s race would be one hour long and deliver half the points of a conventional race. For example, the winning driver takes 12.5, while on Sunday 25 units.
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